Shaker Boxes

Updated 7/16/17
Thanks to the support of people like you I’ve had the good fortune of being very busy in the workshop the last few months! I certainly appreciate each and every one of your purchases, orders and messages!
Because of this – what I’ll have available here on my website or Etsy shop will be limited for the next few months. If you are interested in something PLEASE don’t hesitate to contact me to place an order or find a shop near you that may have the item – or be receiving the item soon. I’ll be able to give you an estimated delivery date at that time.
Thank you once again for your continued support – it’s very much appreciated!
Sincerely,
Robert LeHay

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For the Shakers, these elegant boxes were used merely as storage boxes to contain household items including grains, medicinal supplies and sewing items. Shaker boxes still have numerous uses today, holding anything from mementos to electronics while adding warmth and beauty to your home or shop at the same time.

The sides of this box are constructed from maple and the top and bottom boards from quarter-sawn pine. Each “finger” or “swallowtail” joint is individually hand-cut with a knife. Copper tacks secure both the bands and the top and bottom boards. Each tack is darkened to provide an aged appearance. The box is finished with milk paint, dyes, Tung oil, and carnauba and bees waxes. Per tradition, the bottom is left unpainted, and is dyed and oiled to provide an appearance of age. The box is branded with the LeHay logo on the inside bottom of the box.